To enrich our curriculum at Girton Glebe, we arrange trips and visits outside of school, whole-school events and activities within the school day and invite experts and visitors into school to work with the children. Parents are asked to make a voluntary contribution towards the cost of educational visits as advised in the Education Act (1988). Governors are anxious that no child should be discriminated against through lack of funds, and urge anyone who would like help meeting the costs to talk to the Headteacher who will treat the conversation in strict confidence.
We run two residential visits for older pupils, promoting their organisational skills, teamwork and independence. Both of these trips are activity-based, giving children the opportunity to participate in outdoor pursuits, team games and confidence-building challenges away from home. Our Year 5 pupils currently undertake a 3-day visit to Manor Adventure in Norfolk for water sports and outdoor activities and Year 6 pupils have the opportunity to take part in a 5-day adventure residential in Abernant, Wales. Take a look at some of the photos from our most recent trips away:
From time to time, children across the school will also be taken on local trips to various parts of Girton village and the Cambridge area. We have close links with the local Baptist Church and conduct outdoor learning to complement our curriculum in the local area where appropriate. It is assumed that parents are happy for these visits to take place unless informed otherwise. For details of the charges for educational visits, please see our Charging Policy page.